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Suggestions for a compact sa/da 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mr. Alloy, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Mr. Alloy

    Mr. Alloy Well-Known Member

    I'm sure there are at least 248730 threads that read more or less like this one, but here's my version:

    I'm looking for suggestions for a compact 9mm that shoots single and double action (exposed hammer). I want it to be something concealable, so thin is good, but not necessarily single stack. I'm also generally into plastic guns, but again, not a must. My initial interest was the Beretta 9000s, but unfortunately they don't make those anymore. Its replacement, the Px4sc, looks good to, but I have a Cx4 in 40, so I'd be nuts not to get the Px4 in 40, too. Oh well. Anyway, any ideas?

    Oh, also I'm imagining something sort of sharp looking... more PPK and less Glock. Thanks.
  2. 308win

    308win Well-Known Member

    Have you considered the older S&W 59xx, 69xx? If you are from the Columbus, Ohio area Vances often has some nice police trades at decent prices.
  3. essayons21

    essayons21 Well-Known Member

    If you like Beretta's and are willing to go a little larger, check out the Stoeger Cougar
  4. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    S&w 3913. It has a "bobbed" hammer (sits flush with the slide when uncocked), but you can swap in a 59-series hammer. Very slender and flat, accurate, extremely reliable, smooth trigger pulls, and ambi safeties on all but the LadySmith. Honorable mention: SIG P239.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2010
  5. Mr. Alloy

    Mr. Alloy Well-Known Member

    I do love the rotating lock-up, but it... sort of looks like a butt. I might feel differently if I got my hands on it. I wish the Boberg was going to be offered in sa/da. That would solve all of my problems. Small, sleek, rotating barrel.
  6. Mr. Alloy

    Mr. Alloy Well-Known Member

    I forgot to mention that it needs to be lefty friendly. Everything has an ambi safety, but an ambi or reversible mag release would be good as well. I saw that the Bersa Thunder 9mm fits the bill and even has an ambi slide catch... but it's a Bersa.

    (If you haven't caught on yet, I'm rather picky)
  7. Mr. Alloy

    Mr. Alloy Well-Known Member

    Is the CZ-75 P-01 reversible?
  8. Mikhail Weiss

    Mikhail Weiss Well-Known Member

    How compact?

    HK P2000 SK
    HK USP Compact

    SIG P239
    Smith & Wesson 3913
    SIG P225
    SIG P229
    CZ P01
    CZ 75 Compact
  9. Mikhail Weiss

    Mikhail Weiss Well-Known Member

    Yes. (At least the magazine release is...)
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2010
  10. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

    HK USP 9mm Compact.
    I got one for you !!
  11. Mr. Alloy

    Mr. Alloy Well-Known Member

    Alright, swing by and drop it in the mailbox! :D Yeah, the P2000 is definitely on my list. I know someone who has the LEM version and I think wants to get rid of it. Is it possible to convert it to sa/da, or is that like changing a stick to an automatic?

    I need to look in to Sig more. Those haven't struck me as particularly lefty-friendly, though. One of these days (or months) I'll get over to the aforementioned Vance's and spend an hour or so looking at some of these. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!
  12. Mikhail Weiss

    Mikhail Weiss Well-Known Member


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